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Bridge to Vemork power plant in Rjukan, Telemark

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Nearby images in Norway


A: Vemork

by Alexander Ruttgers, 250 meters away

Nice viewpont not far away from VEMORK, the power plant where the first "heavy water" was produced be...


B: Industrie Museum Vemork

by Alexander Ruttgers, 260 meters away

Location where "heavy water" was produced before the 2e WW. 

Industrie Museum Vemork

C: Vemork

by Alexander Ruttgers, 330 meters away

Inside Vemork, the power plant where heavy water was produced for the fist time in history.


D: Gaustatoppen WEST

by Alexander Ruttgers, 9.3 km away

Highest mountain of Telemarken, Norway.

Gaustatoppen WEST

E: Gaustatoppen 2

by Alexander Ruttgers, 9.3 km away

On top of the Gaustatoppen (1832m, quit a walk!)

Gaustatoppen 2

F: The mountain Gaustatoppen, Norway

by Bane Obradović, 10.4 km away

The mountain Gaustatoppen, Norway

G: Hardanger Vidda 6

by Alexander Ruttgers, 20.7 km away

The distant "grey top above the skyline" is the Gaustatoppen.

Hardanger Vidda 6

H: Hardanger Vidda 5

by Alexander Ruttgers, 20.8 km away

a nice walk through "empty land"

Hardanger Vidda 5

I: Tuddal church 2012

by Ackermann Ralf, 21.3 km away

The connection from East to West Norway leads from Drammen to Haugesund about the Haukelifjell. Wikin...

Tuddal church 2012

J: Hardanger Vidda 4

by Alexander Ruttgers, 21.6 km away

Hardanger Vidda 4

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